Josh Gorges

Josh Gorges ( born August 14, 1984 in Kelowna, British Columbia) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He currently plays for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League on the position of the defender.

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Gorges began his junior career in his native city of the Western Hockey League Kelowna Rockets in the year 2000., Where he remaining until the end of the season 2003/ 04, although it had taken the San Jose Sharks in September 2002 under contract. Gorges, who was never drafted, improved in its statistics from year to year. In his last season he led the Rockets to victory as team captain in the Memorial Cup and was awarded the George Parsons Trophy for the sporty fairest player of the Memorial Cup Tournament. The previous year, the club had already won the President's Cup as champions of the WHL. In his last season in Kelowna the Canadians had been called into the U20 national team of the Canadian federation to compete with Team Canada at the Junior World Championship in Finland. After a brief final defeat Gorges returned with a silver medal in the luggage.

At the beginning of the season 2004/ 05 he moved to the Cleveland Barons, the former farm team of the San Jose Sharks in the American Hockey League ( AHL ). But a call to the NHL team was not performed since the entire NHL season failed due to the lockout. It was not until the 2005/06 season Gorges was the first time in the Sharks squad and played 49 games in the regular season and eleven in the playoffs. In the meantime, he also played back in the AHL. Also for the 2006/07 season Gorges received despite great competition again a place in the squad of the Sharks. On 25 February 2007, he and a first-round pick in the NHL Entry Draft, was transferred in 2007 to the Montreal Canadiens. In return, Craig Rivet and a fifth -round pick in the NHL Entry Draft in 2008 came to San Jose. Gorges took a first place in the squad of the traditional Canadiens before he seldom came to inserts after the summer break, the beginning of the season 2007/ 08. However, the situation into perspective in the course of the season.

Awards and achievements

  • 2003 WHL West Second All-Star Team
  • 2003 President's Cup with the Kelowna Rockets win
  • 2004 WHL West First All-Star Team
  • 2004 Memorial Cup with the Kelowna Rockets win
  • 2004 George Parsons Trophy
  • 2005 Cleveland Barons Rookie of the Year
  • 2010 Trophée Jacques Beauchamp of the Canadiens de Montréal
  • 2012 Trophée Jacques Beauchamp of the Canadiens de Montréal


  • 2004 Silver medal at the U20 World Junior Championships

Career Stats


Represented Canada at:

  • U20 Junior World Championship 2004

( Key to Career statistics: Sp or GP = Games Played, T or G = goals scored, V or A = achieved assists; Pts or Pts = scored points scorer, SM or PIM = received penalty minutes, / - = Plus / Minus balance sheet; PP = scored majority gates; SH = scored shorthanded goals, GW = achieved victory gates; Play-downs/Relegation 1 )